Researchers are confirming “drug holidays” require closer follow-up and attention, especially in patients at high risk of fracturing. Patients who take osteoporosis drugs for years at a time are typically advised to take a “drug holiday” or temporarily discontinue taking the drugs to minimize the likelihood of dangerous side effects.
Gout’s reputation as the “disease of kings” is widely undeserved, though many would be surprised to hear that. Often mistaken for only an effect of obesity, gout is dismissed as a more serious ailment, which could leave the patient in great pain and without an effective treatment.
People who have chronic rheumatoid arthritis are well aware of the benefits that arthritis medication presents. But it turns out that arthritis medication may not just help soothe aching joints. It may, according to recent data, play a part in helping to deter Alzheimer’s Disease. A study by Oxford University and NIHR Southampton Biomedical Research […]
Upwards of 300,000 Americans contract Lyme disease each year. This infection, caused by Borrelia burgdorferi, which is a bacterium transferred during a tick bite, affects everything from normal sleep patterns to arthritis in a small percentage of patients. If caught early, the symptoms can be treated with antibiotics. However, if left untreated, Lyme disease can […]
The treatment of choice for rheumatic diseases has traditionally been the use of biological agents called bio-originators. These agents are derived from microorganisms, animals or humans. The increasing cost of these agents has put effective treatment out of the reach of many disease sufferers. A group of international rheumatologists, patient representatives and specialists in related […]
On June 29, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Fiscal Year 2018 Department of Defense (DoD) Appropriations bill, which funds the country’s military and medical activities.
As a follow-up to my previous blog, I’d also like to talk about another interesting finding that was presented at the conference: secondhand smoke exposure from cigarettes in childhood can boost chances of getting rheumatoid arthritis (RA).
Although arthritis doesn’t have a cure, there are certain things you can do to alleviate the pain. Some of these include participating in activities like yoga, acupuncture, or taking medication. However, there is a natural way to alleviate arthritis pain: eating certain foods that have the power to fight inflammation.
According to a recent report cited in the Washington Post, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention determined that one in four adults in the United States suffers from arthritis. So what’s the cause? It’s a combination of technology usage and excessive workouts that put too much use on their joints.
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